Giacomazza and Gomez announce candidacies for Woodbury Village Board

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  • Jesus Gomez

  • Andrew Giacomazza

— Two seats on the Village of Woodbury Board of Trustees will open with the retirement of Trustees Neil Crouse and Anthony “Buddy” Mickolajczyk.

Two Highland Mills residents, Andrew Giacomazza and Jesus Gomez, have walked their Republican petitions, and will be campaigning to become your next Village of Woodbury Trustees.

“Both men have served our community through volunteering for various organizations," Crouse said in the press release announcing the candidacies, "so it makes perfect sense that they would offer to fill a need by running for the trustee positions, helping to guide the Village through many important and challenging issues.."

Community serviceGiacomazza is a founding member and first financial secretary of the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus. He has served as past recording secretary of the Central Valley Elementary PTA and is a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Giacomazza is an active member of the Woodbury Community Association and Lion’s Club.

He has participated in several charitable events such as the Michael McCogan Pancake Breakfast, Night at the Races for the Hanson Family and Coats for Kids.

Gomez has served as an assistant Little League coach, is an usher at St. Patrick’s Church in Highland Mills and is a member of the local Knights of Columbus, having served as the Grand Knight at the Cardinal Egan Council # 16344 for three years.

As a Knight, he has been instrumental in various local fund raisers and events such as Night at the Races for the Hanson Family, the Tricky Tray benefitting the Woodbury Animal Shelter and the annual parish picnic.

More than 8 years ago, both men, together with their wives, decided to move to Woodbury to raise their families. Giacomazza is the father of four, Gomez the father of five.

Professions After several years in construction management and working his way up to assistant vice president for Vornado Realty/BMS, Mr. Giacomazza started his own business, Kenny Building Services, 16 years ago. He has been recognized in the industry as Vendor of the Year in 2010 and 2013.

During his time as an New York City Officer, Gomez was also recognized for his service, receiving commendations for rescuing a person from jumping off a building and intervening in an armed robbery. As a retired officer, Gomez continues to serve the public as a school safety officer in the Monroe-Woodbury School District.

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